for the lizard
as well as:
poison the well
coheed and cambria
edit: adding two more to that last group.
h2o (dunno how these guys slipped through the cracks thus far)
more to come
boysetsfire was one I never cared about, as with all of the bands in the post directly above, barring Poison the Well, who had two really good albums.
And he keeps adding things.
Then they released A Types which totally changed their sound and totally fucking sucked. I guess they had another album after that too but I never bothered.
loved satellite years!
HATED a types!
A types was terrible
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
One more band before the girlfriend gets here...I'm really stoked how much this thread has taken off. I wish more people would discuss and not just post "lists" of random YT videos, but recs are recs I guess.
PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS
I became a fan of these guys after randomly buying Fuck With Fire from an eBay seller that i was buying other records from because it was cheap, and it immediately struck me how they sounded nothing like any other post hardcore band I had listened to. But then Up In Them Guts came out a couple years later, and that would become one of my favorite albums of all time, of any genre.
It brought everything the band had been trying to do in their previous works together and for the first time the songwriting was really cohesive and the produyction didn't sound like absolute shit. The sound was dirty, grimy, and dark, and the entire band sounded like they were playing together as one, huge, unrelenting force, with as much strength as they could muster.
I've also never heard another singer like this before...the vocals are not immediately appealing at all, but they're just so fucking raw that i always found them to be irresistible.
And then Mercy came out and just continued the onslaught of ferocity.
i saw planes mistaken for stars open for someone years and years ago. i'm not sure who they were playing with, and i never really checked them out after that. i like what i hear though, i dig his voice.
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
So does nobody else know/like Trash Talk? I've seen them twice and they were one of the more insane and high energy punk shows I've ever attended. They opened for Fucked Up in Pomona at a pizza place. The band started playing a slow, Sabbath-y sort of thing. From the back of the crowd, I heard this loud yell, so I turned around and saw a guy barrelling through the audience, knocking people over as he charged toward the stage. Near where I was standing, he put his feet onto peoples' backs, lept towards the stage, grabbed the microphone while in the air and let out a scream. The rest of the show was an absolute maelstrom.
I haven't heard Trash talk yet, but I hear great things.
Their first two EPs are incredible: Plagues and Walking Disease. The first album was a monster as well. I haven't heard any of the newer stuff yet, but I really need to.
(I'd post youtubes, but I'm in class currently)
Grabbed the two LPs quickly, will grab the EPs too
I remember seeing Boysetsfire in Minneapolis back in 2000. Ann Beretta opened. It was in the back space of this cafe called the Foxfire, good times.
Whoa. This really took off.
I probably actually like hardcore a lot less than many of you in here. I have a low tolerance for some of the stuff (especially anything bro-ey, ska-ey, or if it has that awful 90s pop punk whine to it), but there's a lot I love. Early L.A. hardcore like Black Flag, Fear, Adolescents (inspiration for many generations of intolerable skate punk bands but goddamn is their self titled fun). Lots of SST stuff and melodic indie hardcore like Minutemen, Husker Du, Big Black, and Naked Raygun. Some D.C. post hardcore like Fugazi and Nation of Ulysses. And some 00's shit like Blood Brothers and Fucked Up. Lately I've kind of been opening up to heavier shit and more basic shit as opposed to the artfag stuff I've typically gone for. Although my patience for actual punks and punk shows has dwindled significantly.
Bryan, I'm really enjoying the Trash Talk stuff...and it's all so short that it's really easy to listen to all of it in quick sittings. I'd love to see these guys live.
I remember another recent hardcore album I really enjoyed, last year's Crosses from Carthaganian, which fuses traditional hardcore with posthardcore elements. There don't seem to be any videos online, but it's really worth checking out
And yeah, Adolescents' S/T is really great. I also really like Rick Agnew's solo album that gets packaged with it sometimes.
Now I want to talk about Walter Schreifels, or more accurately, three of Schreifels' prjects that I find importn to the hardcore/posthardcore scene.
First up is the late-80s New York straight edge hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits, which pulled a lot of influence from early pre-thrash Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags, but also infused a lot of the melodic influences that were becoming ever-widening in the hardcore scene at the time. They have only 2 albums, that back to back clock in at just under 40 minutes even with 24 songs, but man are they good. Schreifels was the guitarist and primary song-writer
After only a couple of years, Gorilla Biscuits split up, with the singer forming punk band CIV and Schreifels starting QUICKSAND, a seminal posthardcore project with two albums, Slip and Manic Compression. Even though it's definitely not hardcore, I remember the first thing I though the first time I heard Quicksand was "fuck, this shit is HEAVY." The bass lines are thick as all hell, the drums pounding as hard as possible, and the guitars just shred, all the while Schreifels is screaming his lungs out the entire time. Both albums are must-haves i think, but Manic Compression would be included in a list of "best albums of all time" for me.
And finally in 2001 came Rival Schools and the album United By Fate, which i think is the culmination of everything Schreifels was trying to do up until that point. The lyrics are biting, the vocals are controlled yet raw, and now the rhythmic power has taken a backseat to screaming, noisy guitar and much slower songs structure. They had only the one album until this year, but it has had a long-lasting resonance for a lot of people over the last 10 years.
Unfortunately most of the Rival School vids on YT are really shitty live recordings...that "Undercover's Gone" video is the only user-submitted audio track I could find. Hopefully these VEVO videos embed, but if not, go to the page, they're worth watching.
EDIT: oh good, they do embed. you can never tell with official channel stuff.
whoa. Check out United by Fate right now.
Hey drinkey, thanks for bringing up Death. I had only ever heard "politicians in my eyes" but snatched the whole album yesterday and its currently serving as an excellent soundtrack to my morning. great shit.
i remember reading an article about that death re-issue on Punknews in 2009 and just found it interesting, and the label was selling it for like $8 shipped so i just said fuck it and bought it without hearing any of it. It's so damn good.
i love planes mistaken for stars, you left this song out
-damnit cant figure out how to put a video, sigh
One of my favs:
Surprised Cursed hasn't been mentioned yet. Love this band.
Woah, why have I never heard Mass Icon before? That is great!
And i Hate Myself reminds me of Mineral, who i love
due to the latter half of their existence (or maybe because you always thought they sucked), this may be met with a flurry of contention BUT i think people tend to forget how awesome AFI once were.
Mineral were so damn depressing. I always loved how LoveLetter Typewriter went into Palisades though.
wow. gorilla biscuits/quicksand/rival schools. just wow. thank you drinkey, great post.
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.